Scott has two of my favorite tattoos, the Ride Hard or Die skull and the L.A. skyline envelope (both on this blog in earlier posts). After a few sessions of laser he asked about covering up what was left. Since everything was half removed we could do this rose on his hand no problem. I'm always a bit leary of laser removal, but without it this tattoo would've been a nightmare to do.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I don't get a lot of healed pictures; often I never see the wearer again, and the rest of the time it's just me being lazy. I saw this torch all healed up the other day and decided to grab a picture, mostly because the fresh one I took was terrible. I managed to grab a picture of ths K-I-L-L-E-R homemade tattoo as well, it's one of my all-time favorites.
Friday, March 25, 2011
file under: Tattoos
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I came out to Incognito Tattoo just before Thanksgiving 2007, just to cover some shifts for Spencer. I did a few tattoos, and I got to watch Adrian and Adam do a handful of tattoos as well. I can back out in the Spring, Jason Schroder offered me a spot, and shortly after that I made the move to Pasadena.
Beyond the basic idea of how to do a tattoo from start to finish and street shop work ethic, the majority of what I've learned about tattooing I learned at the Pasadena shop. Over the almost three years I spent there I worked with some great tattooers, machine builders and just overall great people. The time I spent at 750 E. Colorado Blvd. changed the way I looked at not just tattoos, but drawing, composition, color theory, technique, machine theory, and pretty much everything I previously thought I knew about tattooing. Without the tattooers (and customers) I worked with at Incognito I wouldn't be where I am now. I know for Jason this is a welcome change, but for me at least (and probably a few other people as well), it's sad the see the doors close at the old Incognito. I met some good friends in that building, and had the opportunity to work on some great projects as well. I was only around for 3 of the 18+ years Incognito was open, but I'll still miss it.
Thanks to everyone I had the chance to work with that was nice enough to show me a thing or two about a thing or two, wether it was for just a few days or almost 3 years.